Blog: September 2014

Taking Opportunities
September 23, 2014

“I can honestly say I had the best summer of my entire life! So many opportunities came to me and I took them, and it resulted in a great summer. I met so many new people and built great relationships with them, in Miami, in Colorado with Honduras Trekkers, and in Maine.  I also learned so much about myself and others. I’m grateful for everything that God has blessed me with.”  —Kytara, 11th grade Trekker at the UrbanPromise Academy

People often ask me about the impact UrbanTrekkers has on our students, and more often than not, there isn’t much I can add to their own descriptions.  Kytara is a young woman who has flourished during her time with Trekkers, taking advantage of every opportunity that comes her way.  I’ve seen her time and time again take on both physical and mental challenges that push her beyond what she believes she can do.  With each new experience, she moves the bar higher for herself.

There are many circumstances in the lives of our students that they cannot control, but with your support, we provide opportunities and experiences that can help them define who they become.  Thank you for making a difference in Kytara’s life. She is someone you are going to want to know! 

“What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country…we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the most obvious benefit of travel. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. We come across a cascade of light, and there is eternity. This is why we should not say that we travel for pleasure.” —Albert Camus

Keep on Trekking,


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